Genal Valley Walk
Traverse the Genal valley, a region of ancient forest broken by remote white washed villages and mountain springs. This itinerary provides an insight into Andalucian culture as you share mountain trails with the locals and explore the region's villages. One such village is the charming Genalguacil renowned for its sculpture classes, the evidence of which can be seen throughout the narrow streets. With plenty of opportunity for bathing in the rivers along the way and spotting local wildlife, this journey delivers an invigorating experience of the Andalucian outdoors. You'll sample southern Spain's local hospitality in the local hotels and guesthouses we have carefully hand picked.
DAY 1 Transfer from Málaga to Jubrique DAY 2 Walk to Genalguacil and descend to River Genal (swimming possible), then ascend to Benarrabá (4-5hrs) DAY 3 Walk along the higher slopes of the west side of the Genal Valley to Benadalid, passing through the villages of Algatocín and Benalauría (4.5-5hrs) DAY 4 Free day - option to visit Ronda DAY 5 Walk through the wide Guadiaro Valley where herds of goats and Griffon vultures are found (6-6.5hrs) DAY 6 Walk to Jubrique (5-5.5hrs) DAY 7 'Los Hoyones' walk around Jubrique (5-5.5hrs) DAY 8 Transfer to Malaga, trip concludes
Weekly departures on Sunday from 10 Feb to 15 Dec
*7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners *3 nights B&B with a local family in Jubrique with own bathroom, 4 nights 2 star hotel on a twin share basis *information pack including route notes & maps *transfer from/to Málaga *luggage transfer *emergency hotline